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California State SenateCandidate for District 32

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Kelly Seyarto

California State Assemblymember
112,728 votes (62.8%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Addressing the runaway cost of living crisis - Suspend the gas tax, end damaging regulations that are crippling businesses, give people their money back through lower taxes, encourage job growth and attainment.
  • Keeping our communities safe - safe from criminal activity, safe from wildfires, safe from illicit drugs like Fentanyl, and safe from child predators
  • Focus on our infrastructure - fund and build the needed roads in growing communities, fix the state water problem by increasing storage and improving the crumbling and outdated distribution system, change our bad energy policies that limit production



Profession:California State Assemblyman/Retired firefighter
City Councilmember, City of Murrieta — Elected position (2016–2020)
Mayor, City of Murrieta — Appointed position (2018–2019)
Captain/Battalion Chief, Los Angeles County Fire Department (2000–2015)
City Councilmember, Murrieta City Council — Elected position (1997–2006)
Mayor, City of Murrieta — Appointed position (2005–2006)
Mayor, City of Murrieta — Appointed position (2001–2003)
Firefighter/Paramedic/Engineer/Captain, City of Inglewood (1983–2000)
Paid Reserve Firefighter, City of La Verne (1980–1983)


California State University, Long Beach Masters Degree, Public Administration (1996)
California State University, Los Angeles Bachelor of Science Degree, Fire Administration and Technology (1989)
Mount San Antonio College Associate of Science Degree, Fire Science (1984)

Community Activities

Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Riverside County (2003–2006)


Kelly is a native of Southern Califonia who currently resides in Murrieta.  He has been married for 35 years and he and his wife have raised three daughters.  Kelly is a 35 year veteran of the fire service, starting his career as a paid reserve for La Verne Fire department, then serving 18 years with the City of Inglewood before finishing his career as a Battalion Chief for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  

Kelly became involved in local politics in 1997 after being elected to the Murrieta City Council.  He went on to serve a total of 13 years on the council and served as Mayor for 4 years.  While on the council, Kelly represented the City on numerous county boards and commissions.  He served as the President of the Mayors and Councils department for the League of California Cities and also Chaired the Public Safety Committee in 2006.  In 2019, Kelly received the Outstanding Public Servant award from the Riverside Division of the League of Cities.  In 2020, Kelly was elected to the California State Assembly to represent the 67th Assembly District.

While working as a firefighter and raising a family, Kelly took the opportunity to attend College where he earned an A.S. Degree in Fire Science from Mt. SAC, a B.S. Degree in Fire Administration and Technology from CSU Los Angeles, and finally a Masters Degree (MPA) in Public Administration from  CSU Long Beach.

Currently, as a member of the State Assembly, Kelly serves on 8 committees.  He is Vice Chair of Elections, Housing and Community Development, and Emergency Management.  He also serves on Natural Resources, Labor and Employment, Public Safety, Rev and Tax and PERS.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $187,650

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Kelly Seyarto
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
Bail Hotline Bail Bonds
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS)
Edison International
Philip Morris USA
Reynolds American
Riverside Sheriffs' Association
Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association

More information about contributions

By State:

California 86.25%
Arkansas 2.66%
District of Columbia 2.61%
North Carolina 2.61%
Other 5.86%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)

By Type:

From organizations (76.55%)
From individuals (23.45%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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